|Hydrock wins boring work at nuclear power station|
The work involved includes drilling 22 boreholes between 40 – 80 m in addition to down-hole geophysics and geotechnical testing.Dr Adam Fisher, Hydrock Director said: “Hydrock has been working in the new nuclear build programme for the last 18 months and it forms a major part of our growth strategy. "This is a complex and critical piece of work in preparation for the construction of the new facility.”
Hydrock will also start work for Portland Gas, the UK's largest onshore gas storage facility, at the end of July. The first phase of the contract will involve the installation of the deep drainage. The subsequent works will include the design and construction of 14 reinforced concrete well chambers, a 200m long reinforced earth structure, pipe culverts and slope stabilisation structures. The works involve a large earthworks element including the excavation of approximately 46,000m3 of soil and rock and the placement of approximately 30,000m3 of recycled aggregates.